Episode 1.3: Land of the bonobos,
New companies form around GNOME! Ximian and Eazel work on making GNOME useful for corporate environments and casual users, and start shaping the technology stack with components for applications to use and reuse.
Episode 1.2: Desktop Wars,
The desktop wars begin, and competitions heats up. We’re going to see the initial reaction to KDE’s licensing woes in the larger Linux ecosystem, and how that played into GNOME’s adoption. Plus: Red Hat enters the fray, and creates the Red Hat Advanced Development laboratories, and GNOME releases version 1.0
Episode 1.1: GNOME,
The GNOME project is announced! We’re going to see what the Linux world looked like, and why the GNOME project was started; what was available at the time, for Unix and Linux users, and the beginning of complex desktop environments on Linux, ending on the first few months of the project
GNOME is made by people, and people make history: complicated, recurring, funny, sad, and everything in between; this is my attempt at compiling an history of the GNOME project to provide a better context not just of past decisions, but also of its future directions